Thursday, September 06, 2012

I made a new friend today





If I identified him correctly, I believe it to be a Nashville warbler.  He hit the window but made a complete comeback after about 20 minutes of being held.

12 comments:

annamaria said...

How absolutely brilliant!!xx

Elizabeth said...

Oh he's beautiful!

holly aka golly said...

he's darling! You seem to have had quite a few birds crash into the house this year!

vivienne strauss said...

Thank you Annamaria, Elizabeth and Holly! I think we've had more crashes as our bird population has more than doubled since last summer. I imagine is has something to do with the 415 POUNDS of seed. Our local feed store keeps up with what you purchase.

Lisa Graham Art said...

I think he did it on purpose...he has dreams of being an internet star. :) Your photos are awesome!!!

We had a Yellow Finch hit our front door last week. Poor little fellow was not so lucky. :(

vivienne strauss said...

I'm so sorry about your yellow finch, Lisa! We've had several others that didn't make it, an oven bird, cat bird and a rose breasted gross-beak. I guess accidents are bound to happen living in a glass house and hundreds of birds feeding every day.

vivienne strauss said...

This bird has been identified correctly at last by the the Cornell Lab of Ornithology site as a Common Yellowthroat. If you don't know their site, it is great, https://secure3.birds.cornell.edu/Page.aspx?pid=1061
and they are also on Facebook.

Anonymous said...

i love him.

samantha ramage said...

um, you got to hold that cute bird? it's like something out of snow white! jealous!

xo
sami

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vivienne strauss said...

Sami - you are so funny! I was imaging a Snow White moment when I tried to feed some chickadees by hand a month or two ago - it wasn't at ALL what I expected. Instead of fluttering down and gently landing on my arm or hand, a tufted titmouse practically dive bombed into my face!

Tamara said...

catching up on your blog today, the first time in ages. this post brightened my day so much! what amazing photos you have, too. a gorgeous little bird.

vivienne strauss said...

Thank you for dropping by, Tamara! Hope things are going well for you!